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No counter-revolution is complete without a call for the return of the monarchy: Asked what he thought would be the solution to Egypt’s malaise, Prince Osman cited the example of Spain, which successfully reinstated its monarchy following a devastating civil war and an era of fascist dictatorial rule. It now enjoys a viable democratic system. “The […]

New Sunday Series?

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In Robert Farley
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On September 19, 2010
I receive more than a few e-mails that run roughly as follows: Sundays are a little less special without your Sunday focused posts, but the twins (and time spent on paid gigs) are more deserving of your attention, and your priorities are well in order. Sunday Battleship Blogging and Sunday Deposed Monarch Blogging ended because […]

Ertugrul Osman RIP

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On September 26, 2009

Ertugrul Osman, heir to the Ottoman Empire, died yesterday in Istanbul. I profiled his dynasty here. The head of House Osman is now Bayezid III, who was born in Paris, lived in New York, and once serv

Rehabilitation!

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On October 1, 2008
The Romanovs were victims of political repression: Russia’s Supreme Court has ruled that the last Tsar, Nicholas II, and his family were victims of political repression and should be rehabilitated. The rehabilitation has long been demanded by the tsar’s descendants. Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, their five children, doctor and three servants were shot dead by […]
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Sunday Battleship Blogging: HMS Victoria

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On May 25, 2008
In 1861, HMS Warrior set the state of the art in Line of Battle Ship, combining steam engines, advanced guns, and an iron hull, she was substantially superior to her ironclad counterparts in France and the United States. The Royal Navy developed on the ironclad type for the next twenty years, with the Colossus class […]
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